Friday, September 24, 2021

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No new movies; classics click at Glen Drive-In

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The good news for the Glen Twin Drive-In in Queensbury is that drive-in movies are one of the few pandemic-allowed, crowd-drawing entertainments.

The bad news is that Hollywood studios aren’t releasing any first-run hits that are the lifeblood of movie theaters.

“I was a little apprehensive with the older movies,” Brett Gardner, 39, the third-generation owner of the Glen Drive-In, told The Chronicle.

But …

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Andy wrote: Gloomy on Lake George


For Chronicle Issue 100 in September 1984, Mark Frost sought an interview with Andy Rooney,
star commentator on CBS’s 60 Minutes on CBS and former seasonal resident on the east side of Lake George. Here’s his reply. (He died in 2011 at the age of 92.)

Dear Mark,

We don’t get to The Lake much any more. We still own the place…but my sister’s in it and we’re more comfortable …

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Event-In-A-Tent: Kenis Sweet’s new tipi biz in LG

By Jaynie Ellis, Special to The Chronicle

A Lake George business that is the “first in the Northeast” to rent Scandinavian-style tipis for special events has had to postpone its inaugural year.

“This was going to be our big year to make a big splash,” said Kenis Sweet, “but there is no water to jump into” because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The business is called Event-In-A-Tent.

Mr. Sweet, whose career …

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Shirt Factory on-again, off-again, food truck Thursday is on again

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Food Truck Thursday at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls is back on — hopefully for good — after last week’s was cancelled.

Here’s what happened.

Glens Falls Fire Chief and COVID response chief James Schrammel took a fresh look at the Shirt Factory’s weekly Food Truck Corral after Shirt Factory owner Eric Unkauf and Glens Falls Mayor Dan Hall had a conversation about …

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Strand surviving; Jonathan Newell: Why they should let us reopen

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls has been closed since the pandemic struck, but financially it’s holding its own.

“We’ve been so lucky,” its director Jonathan Newell told The Chronicle.

“A couple of reimbursement grants recently got paid out, including one from National Grid. That was one we got four years ago, and they just called and said it’s time to start paying out. …

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